What would you use for eyes?

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#1 emland on 2 years ago

My daughter has challenged me with a costume request. She wants Toothless from How to Train your Dragon.

I have found a tutorial using a paint mask and foam for the head, but I can't find anything suitable for the eyes. It needs to be green or gold transparent plastic and everything I have found to date is too opaque.


#2 ShinobiXikyu on 2 years ago

I recall talking with a Toothless cosplayer at a comicon a little while back, and what he did for the eyes in his was take green-coloured pop bottles and glue them into the eyeholes (can't recall if he heat shaped them or just cut them really carefully at the right angles). Worth a try! It's a pretty cheap method, you just need one or two pop bottles and something else for the black pupil (and they make many paints that can be brush-painted onto plastics).

#3 emland on 2 years ago

Hadn't thought about soda bottles. They have the opacity I need.

Just read another unrelated post about Christmas ornaments and I'm going to start down that path, too.

Many Thanks!


#4 StarsOfCassiopeia on 2 years ago

^ If you go with the ornament route, make sure they're plastic! The last thing you want is a glass one to shatter at con, which will make a mess and also be dangerous.

#5 muckypup on 2 years ago

I made a dinosaur last year with a foam head!
It's just plastic spheres (ornaments, toy capsule). The back can be flat but the curve gives the follow-me effect.
Sight was from the black marking (burlap, netting, a lunch mat in my case)


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